Summary: I've had these speakers up now for over a year and am very pleased with everything. I was able to place them under our eaves of our deck so that we can enjoy them both on the 2nd floor (deck) and/or down on our ground level patio. As someone else mentioned, the fact that these speakers are in the eaves, it seems like it helps the bass have a little more "boom". The sound quality is fine...probably a bit better than expected..
Summary: Sounds amazing with my Onkyo TX-8050 Receiver. These things rock for the price! I have hard wired on my porch and after the summer and now winter, they still rock. I have them about 7 feet apart and this seems to be the perfect distance.
Summary: I did like a lot of other people, research outdoor speakers like crazy. I finally settled on these because I couldn't decide if it was worth spending $600 for the pair of a brand I typically use. I am very impressed with the sound of these speakers, they sound great. For the money, you can't go wrong with these speakers.
Summary: These are excellent outdoor speakers. Sure, you could spend more and get more power, but who would want to be your neighbor then? These are mounted on my back porch with a slanted ceiling. The slanted ceiling pushes the sound down to the patio area and keeps it from projecting too far. If you did want to annoy your neighbors with these speakers, you still could... They're great.
Excerpt: Installed these on my back patio so that it is possible to go from inside to outside and hear the same music. They were a snap to install and look pretty good under the eaves of the house. I am delighted with their sound and am very happy with these speakers.
Summary: installed these to move from 5.1 to 7.1 surround. Sound is great and the sturdy mounting brackets saved me $$. total bracket rotation possible is about 90 degrees (+/- 45 deg from straight). perfect for me, but review your need for positioning.